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What happens to :hover on touch devices?

Martin Wolf:

We all know the problem: There is no hover event on touch devices. So what happens on those devices with dropdown menus and other content that gets revealed only by an hover event?

Over the past few days I heard different people say different things so I put together a simple CodePen to check what happens. This is what I found out:

Martin took a bit of his time to once and for all solve the mystery around :hover states on touch devices, a topic designers have to keep in mind as well.

10. May 2013